On average, a hot water tank will last 8–10 years, but with regular maintenance, you can extend that to as long as 15 years.
The most common annoyances people experience with their toilets can usually be dealt with on a do-it-yourself basis, but if yours is giving you a lot of trouble, you might want to consider replacement.
There are a lot of plumbers out there with a basic knowledge of hydronic heating, but without a thorough understanding, it’s too easy to make catastrophic mistakes that can cost a LOT of money years down the road.
Energy Efficiency Alberta has launched a rebate program for Alberta homeowners who upgrade their homes with eligible installations of new insulation, triple-glazed windows or tankless water heating systems.
Too many of us treat the toilet like a garbage can, when our sewage systems are designed strictly for water-soluble waste. Here’s a quick rundown of some things you should never put down a toilet or drain.
Rapid spring melting often results in saturated or even flooding properties. Prevent the water outside from winding up in your basement by evaluating your drainage, testing the sump pump, and checking for leaks when you turn your lawn service taps back on.
We get a lot of calls about plumbing problems with polybutylene pipe (“Poly-B”). We’ve written about this stuff before; it has a tendency to develop leaks, and insurance companies sure don’t like it! One might wonder why there’s so much of this grey tubing installed in Calgary. Since we’ve been plumbing here since 1972, we
In our last blog, we discussed water softeners, and this brings us today’s topic. We’ve been getting a lot of service calls lately regarding Baxi boilers. These are wall-hung “combi” boilers, designed and built in the UK, to provide hot water as well as in-floor heating. These units are common in Calgary communities like Hawkwood,
We are so lucky to live in a place where the tap water is clean and safe. Unfortunately, as Calgarians, we have very hard water, or, in other words, water that is high in mineral content.
It’s best to know your options before you need to replace your hot water tank. Instant Plumbing 15% off hot water tanks in October 2016!